Piper’s Orchard is hosting the Sixth Annual Festival of Fruit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center, 950 N.W. Carkeek Park Road. All festival events are free.
Tree fruit expert Tim Smith will speak at 10:30 a.m. Smith is an internationally known WSU extension educator from Wenatchee, who will discuss how to grow fruit trees organically.
Competitive bakers can enter the home-made fruit pie contest; entries are due at the festival by 10 am.
Other activities include kids’ crafts, live music, cider pressing, orchard tours, apple tastings, and special talks about the orchard’s history and fruit. Fresh cider and pie will be sold.